Date: June 7th, 2017

KSOU Derecognition: Meeting on June 20 in New Delhi
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KSOU Derecognition: Meeting on June 20 in New Delhi

Mysuru: In a major relief to over 90,000 students from Mysuru and other parts of the country, the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) is all set to get back University Grants Commission (UGC) recognition for its courses. A meeting has been arranged with the UGC and KSOU authorities on June 20 in New Delhi. The…

A citizen’s letter to the Chief Minister…
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A citizen’s letter to the Chief Minister…

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Dear Chief Minister, Last week saw a mega ‘tamasha’ unfold in our city of Mysuru by your Government… I am sure your officers would not have told you that the main arterial thoroughfares of Mysuru were blocked with buses coming in from all directions putting the city into disarray. Each of…

Foreigners attacked at yoga centre
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Foreigners attacked at yoga centre

Mysuru: Miscreants barged into a yoga centre on Dewan’s Road in Lakshmipuram in the wee hours of today and after threatening foreigners with knife made away with laptop, camera and other electronic equipment. Manu, Manager of the yoga centre belonging to Prashant Paul (who lives abroad), has in a complaint to the Lakshmipuram Police Station,…

Pick-pocketing: Zoo denies reports
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Pick-pocketing: Zoo denies reports

Mysuru: Zoo authorities have denied reports on incidents of pickpocketers targeting zoo visitors, published in a section of media. Speaking to Star of Mysore, Zoo Executive Director Kamala Karikalan said that there were three complaints filed in of May with respect to missing of a green bag and two purses. The officials had reviewed the…

From Here and There… Of Kodagu and the Kodava
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From Here and There… Of Kodagu and the Kodava

An ocean of nostalgia on Coorg of the Raj, now Kodagu, smallest district in Karnataka, will kindle the memories of Kodavas of the old generation as one reads this highly potent literary capsule, a compendium of Kodagu and Kodava history by Rahul Singh published in Outlook magazine dated June 12, 2017. I found it most…

Talacauvery Sanctuary declared an Eco-Sensitive Zone
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Talacauvery Sanctuary declared an Eco-Sensitive Zone

New Delhi: The Union Government has declared the Talacauvery Wild Life Sanctuary, spread across 213.07 sq km, as an Eco-Sensitive Zone. This declaration is also likely to hamper the Union Government Highway project from Bhagamandala to Kerala’s Panathoor. This comes after the Environment Ministry notification on the proposed Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) in the Western…

MP Pratap Simha helps girl get financial aid for surgery
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MP Pratap Simha helps girl get financial aid for surgery

Mysuru:  A poor girl, suffering from bone marrow disease, was helped by Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha in getting financial aid to undergo surgery. Baby Syeda Nabiha, daughter of Syed Madni Ahmed, a resident of Kesare, was suffering from bone marrow disease and was undergoing treatment at Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bengaluru. The doctors there told Ahmed…

PACL’s Rs. 250 crore scam: Depositors urge Govt. to confiscate company assets and return money
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PACL’s Rs. 250 crore scam: Depositors urge Govt. to confiscate company assets and return money

Mysuru: The PACL Tevanidarara Hitarakshana Horata Samithi President Muddalingegowda has urged the Government to confiscate the properties of Pearl Agrotech Corporation Limited (PACL) which had cheated its depositors to the tune of Rs. 250 crore and return their deposits. Addressing a press meet at Patrakarthara Bhavan here yesterday, Muddalingegowda said that PACL company, which functioned…

Illegal quarrying: MP ready  to co-operate for probe
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Illegal quarrying: MP ready  to co-operate for probe

Mandya: MP C.S. Puttaraju has strongly refuted the allegations regarding his involvement in illegal quarrying in and around Chinnakurali in Pandavapura. He has clarified that he would fully cooperate if there were a probe. Reacting to the allegations made by Mandya-based social activist K.R. Ravindra and his complaint to the Lokayukta, Puttaraju told Star of…

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